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Sergio Reguilon keen on Manchester United move

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to have an alternative to Luke Shaw

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon is keen on a move to Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

El Partidazo de COPE and AS believe that United are ready to offer £27 million to sign the 23-year-old, who spent last year on loan at Sevilla.

The Spanish club are keen to keep hold on him but Reguilon is open to making the move to the Premier League.

Real are happy to sell as they need to raise money following the devastating impact of the coronavirus on Spain and its economy. They have no plans to make any signings, and selling the defender would give them a financial cushion.

Zinedine Zidane is also happy with his options at left-back as Ferland Mendy has done well and Marcelo remains a compelling option despite his age.

Sevilla only want to take him back if they can do so on loan, presumably because they have their own finances to worry about it, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign him on a permanent basis.

Injuries to Luke Shaw have meant that the Norwegian manager wants to add depth to his defensive options, and Reguilon’s versatility means that he can play on both flanks, which could come in handy with the Spaniard’s attacking returns being better than Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

One potential obstacle is that Real Madrdi recognise Reguilon’s potential and do not want to give up the long-term ownership of the player. As a result they are keen on inserting a buyback clause which would mean they might be able to take him back if the decided they might want to replace Marcelo in a couple of years.

United are reportedly also keen on a central defender and a striker, and there have been suggestions that they have agreed terms with Jadon Sancho ahead of a potential transfer.